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Thread started 01/21/13 6:31pm

scriptgirl

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Jamie Foxx is singing at the Inaugural Ball and killing it!

Not sure of the song, but the Bidens are dancing to hit and he is doing the damn thing.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #1 posted 01/21/13 6:38pm

728huey

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scriptgirl said:

Not sure of the song, but the Bidens are dancing to hit and he is doing the damn thing.

You missed the peformance by Jennifer Hudson earlier while the President and Michelle Obama were dancing.

BTW, Michelle was rockin' it in that red dress. worship

woot! excited clapping mushy typing

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Reply #2 posted 01/21/13 6:53pm

mjscarousal

hahaha...Michelle looked beautiful, nice tasteful dress.

On Jennifer:

GO JEN GO JEN GO GO!!! She SANGGG that damn song... loved the lil dance, loved that she was having fun, loved everything about the vocals and performance.

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Reply #3 posted 01/21/13 6:58pm

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scriptgirl said:

Not sure of the song, but the Bidens are dancing to hit and he is doing the damn thing.

It's a song Ray Charles recorded. I almost fell off the bed when I saw Jamie but he nailed it.

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Reply #4 posted 01/21/13 7:13pm

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I didn't care for Jennifer's singing.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #5 posted 01/21/13 7:44pm

mjscarousal

Also to add:

Jen singed an Al Green song.... once again... dont see why Al Green could not have sung his own song but Oh well I guess they pick popular artists regardless whether the song they are singing is theres or not... seems a bit tacky.

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Reply #6 posted 01/21/13 7:58pm

Gunsnhalen

Jamie did Ray Charles which was fitting since he did great in the movie...

But didn't Chris Tucker and someone else say after that well we lost you for a minute when they played Michael Jackson lol

Did they mistake Ray's I Just Can't Stop Loving You for MJ?

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Reply #7 posted 01/21/13 8:25pm

JasonWill1980

Go Barack and Michelle!

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Reply #8 posted 01/21/13 8:42pm

Bester24

I was trippin' when they started playing 80s songs during coverage on CNN.. they played MJ's Billie Jean and I was like omfg woot!

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Reply #9 posted 01/21/13 8:49pm

scriptgirl

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They also played "Stomp" by the Brothers Johnson.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #10 posted 01/21/13 8:59pm

Gunsnhalen

Bester24 said:

I was trippin' when they started playing 80s songs during coverage on CNN.. they played MJ's Billie Jean and I was like omfg woot!

ahhh that must have been what they meant lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #11 posted 01/22/13 3:15am

Emancipation89

Loved the whole thing. I almost died @ Alicia going "Oh! Bama's on FIAAAHHHH" lmfao

Bey & Kelly did a great job too. Overall classy & beautiful mushy

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Reply #12 posted 01/22/13 7:21am

PurpleCharm

Jennifer Hudson ruined "Let's Stay Together". Her rendition was a epic failure. All that damn shouting. "Let's Stay Together" is a smooth and mellow song that does not call for all that loud singing. Why didn't they get Al Green to sing his own song?

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Reply #13 posted 01/22/13 7:29am

mjscarousal

PurpleCharm said:

Jennifer Hudson ruined "Let's Stay Together". Her rendition was a epic failure. All that damn shouting. "Let's Stay Together" is a smooth and mellow song that does not call for all that loud singing. Why didn't they get Al Green to sing his own song?

I liked it because it was fun and she wasnt taking herself to seriously but I agree.

I dont see why Al Green could not have sung his own song, weird. Im sure the Obamas had some control over that. For some reason they just diss these old legends just to be "politically correct". Its unexcusable why these legendary black singers are not asked to sing their own songs by the "first" black president. I find it to be very disrespectful.

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Reply #14 posted 01/22/13 11:04am

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mjscarousal said:

PurpleCharm said:

Jennifer Hudson ruined "Let's Stay Together". Her rendition was a epic failure. All that damn shouting. "Let's Stay Together" is a smooth and mellow song that does not call for all that loud singing. Why didn't they get Al Green to sing his own song?

I liked it because it was fun and she wasnt taking herself to seriously but I agree.

I dont see why Al Green could not have sung his own song, weird. Im sure the Obamas had some control over that. For some reason they just diss these old legends just to be "politically correct". Its unexcusable why these legendary black singers are not asked to sing their own songs by the "first" black president. I find it to be very disrespectful.

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Al is a good performer, but he takes so damn long because he talks so much. lol

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Reply #15 posted 01/22/13 12:09pm

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Jamie did the damn thing!! cool cool

Couldn't watch Jennifer.. She should've sang something else confused

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Reply #16 posted 01/22/13 12:30pm

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Jamie did a good job.

I just don't understand why they don't get people to sing their own songs. I don't know if Mr Green gave his blessing for Jennifer to scream his song, if he did, fine. But having someone sing a song by someone else when that person is still alive seems a bit disrespectful and tacky to me. I'm glad Etta got pissed off 4 years ago.

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Reply #17 posted 01/22/13 1:54pm

mjscarousal

Layzie said:

Jamie did a good job.

I just don't understand why they don't get people to sing their own songs. I don't know if Mr Green gave his blessing for Jennifer to scream his song, if he did, fine. But having someone sing a song by someone else when that person is still alive seems a bit disrespectful and tacky to me. I'm glad Etta got pissed off 4 years ago.

Obama did not ask Etta or Al Green you can take that to the bank. lol

Etta even made a public statement expressing that Obama did not ask her and how she felt dissed. I am sure Al Green felt the same way when he watched it.

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Reply #18 posted 01/22/13 2:18pm

OlSchool

mjscarousal said:

Layzie said:

Jamie did a good job.

I just don't understand why they don't get people to sing their own songs. I don't know if Mr Green gave his blessing for Jennifer to scream his song, if he did, fine. But having someone sing a song by someone else when that person is still alive seems a bit disrespectful and tacky to me. I'm glad Etta got pissed off 4 years ago.

Obama did not ask Etta or Al Green you can take that to the bank. lol

Etta even made a public statement expressing that Obama did not ask her and how she felt dissed. I am sure Al Green felt the same way when he watched it.

Al Green: Turned down 'Together' time with Obamas

President Barack Obama bows as he and first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a ruby colored chiffon and velvet Jason Wu gown, gets ready to dance as singer Jennifer Hudson, right, sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo: Charles Dharapak

Al Green says if things had worked out, it would have been him serenading President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle at the inaugural ball.

Jennifer Hudson sang Green's classic "Let's Stay Together," leaving many to wonder why the soul legend wasn't singing his own hit for the first couple.

In a statement to The Associated Press, his representative said Green had been asked to sing, but scheduling conflicts prevented him from attending Monday's festivities. Green said he'd be honored to sing for the president in the future.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Obama famously sang a snippet of the song at an event last year that Green attended.

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Reply #19 posted 01/22/13 2:56pm

mjscarousal

OlSchool said:

mjscarousal said:

Obama did not ask Etta or Al Green you can take that to the bank. lol

Etta even made a public statement expressing that Obama did not ask her and how she felt dissed. I am sure Al Green felt the same way when he watched it.

Al Green: Turned down 'Together' time with Obamas

President Barack Obama bows as he and first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a ruby colored chiffon and velvet Jason Wu gown, gets ready to dance as singer Jennifer Hudson, right, sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo: Charles Dharapak

Al Green says if things had worked out, it would have been him serenading President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle at the inaugural ball.

Jennifer Hudson sang Green's classic "Let's Stay Together," leaving many to wonder why the soul legend wasn't singing his own hit for the first couple.

In a statement to The Associated Press, his representative said Green had been asked to sing, but scheduling conflicts prevented him from attending Monday's festivities. Green said he'd be honored to sing for the president in the future.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Obama famously sang a snippet of the song at an event last year that Green attended.

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Still does not change the fact that Etta James was not asked and if that was the case, they should have change the song since Al Green could not sing it.

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Reply #20 posted 01/23/13 8:40am

scriptgirl

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Any word on if Jamie is working on new music?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #21 posted 01/23/13 9:11am

mjscarousal

^^^ I exactly really enjoyed Jamies debut, it had some nice R&B cuts on there...

Can someone please post Jamie's performance?

I have yet to see it and I would like to give a accurate critique razz

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Reply #22 posted 01/23/13 11:38am

scriptgirl

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The funny thing is that they barely showed Jamie at all when he was singing-at least they didn't on CNN.

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